Queensland state election, 2001

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Queensland state election, 2001
Queensland
1998 ←
17 February 2001 (2001-02-17)
→ 2004

All 89 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
  First party Second party
  Peter Beattie, BYCC, August 2013 (cropped).jpg
COA
Leader Peter Beattie Rob Borbidge
Party Labor Coalition (NationalLiberal)
Leader since 20 February 1996 (1996-02-20) 10 December 1991 (1991-12-10)
Leader's seat Brisbane Central Surfers Paradise
Last election 44 seats 32 seats
Seats won 66 seats 15 seats
Seat change Increase22 Decrease17
Percentage 48.93% 28.48%
Swing Increase10.07 Decrease2.79

  Third party Fourth party
 
ON
CCA
Leader none Bill Feldman
Party One Nation City Country Alliance
Leader since N/A 22 December 1999 (1999-12-22)
Leader's seat N/A Caboolture (lost seat)
Last election 11 seats N/A
Seats won 3 seats 0 seats
Seat change Decrease8 Decrease5
Percentage 8.69% 2.39%
Swing Decrease13.98 N/A

Premier before election

Peter Beattie
Labor

Elected Premier

Peter Beattie
Labor

An election was held in the Australian state of Queensland on 17 February 2001 to elect the 89 members of the state's Legislative Assembly. The result of the election was the return of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) government of Premier Peter Beattie, with an increased majority. The result was the most decisive win for the Australian Labor Party in Queensland history, and one of Labor’s best-ever results nation-wide. There was a 10.07% swing towards Labor, while One Nation suffered a 13.98% swing against it, losing eight seats (five of which were held by the newly formed City Country Alliance after an internal split in December 1999). The longstanding coalition between the Nationals and Liberals, led by Nationals leader (and former premier) Rob Borbidge recorded only a 2.39% swing against it, but this translated into a 17-seat loss.

Key dates[edit]

Date Event
23 January 2001 Writs were issued by the Governor to proceed with an election.[1]
29 January 2001 Close of electoral rolls.
30 January 2001 Close of nominations.
17 February 2001 Polling day, between the hours of 8am and 6pm.
22 February 2001 The Beattie Ministry was reconstituted.
2 March 2001 The writ was returned and the results formally declared.

Results[edit]

Queensland state election, 17 February 2001[2]
Legislative Assembly
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Enrolled Voters 2,276,044
Votes Cast 2,107,410 Turnout 92.59 –0.26
Informal Votes 47,849 Informal 2.29 +0.84
Summary of votes by party
Party Primary Votes % Swing Seats Change
  Labor 1,007,737 48.93 +10.07 66 +22
  Liberal 294,968 14.32 –1.77 3 – 6
  National 291,605 14.16 –1.02 12 – 11
  One Nation 179,076 8.69 –13.98 3 – 8
  Greens 51,630 2.51 +0.15 0 ± 0
  City Country Alliance 49,263 2.39 +2.39 0 ± 0
  Democrats 7,029 0.34 –1.27 0 ± 0
  Christian Democrats 919 0.04 –0.07 0 ± 0
  Independent 177,334 8.61 +6.44 5 + 3
Total 2,059,561     89  

Seats changing hands[edit]

Seat Pre-2001 Swing Post-2001
Party Member Margin Margin Member Party
Albert   National Bill Baumann 0.3 -12.9 12.6 Margaret Keech Labor  
Aspley   Liberal John Goss 2.0 -6.7 4.7 Bonny Barry Labor  
Broadwater   National Allan Grice 10.7 -13.1 2.4 Peta-Kaye Croft Labor  
Burdekin   City Country Alliance1 Jeff Knuth 8.9 -14.0 5.1 Steve Rodgers Labor  
Burleigh   National Judy Gamin 8.5 -10.3 1.8 Christine Smith Labor  
Burnett   National Doug Slack 9.3 -11.0 1.7 Trevor Strong Labor  
Charters Towers   National Rob Mitchell 3.2 -5.4 2.2 Christine Scott Labor  
Clayfield   Liberal Santo Santoro 4.5 -6.5 2.0 Liddy Clark Labor  
Darling Downs   National notional 5.3 -6.4 1.1 Ray Hopper Independent  
Gaven   National notional 7.0 -14.6 7.6 Robert Poole Labor  
Glass House   National notional 4.3 -13.9 9.6 Carolyn Male Labor  
Gympie   National Len Stephan 3.5 -6.8 3.3 Elisa Roberts One Nation  
Hervey Bay   City Country Alliance1 David Dalgleish 4.2 -11.8 7.6 Andrew McNamara Labor  
Indooroopilly   Liberal Denver Beanland 0.4 -3.3 2.9 Ronan Lee Labor  
Ipswich West   City Country Alliance1 Jack Paff 4.2 -11.5 7.3 Don Livingstone Labor  
Kawana   Liberal Bruce Laming 16.1 -18.7 2.6 Chris Cummins Labor  
Mudgeeraba   Liberal Ray Connor 11.6 -18.4 6.8 Dianne Reilly Labor  
Noosa   Liberal Bruce Davidson 10.4 -11.3 0.9 Cate Molloy Labor  
Pumicestone   City Country Alliance1 Bill Feldman 0.8 -16.9 16.1 Carryn Sullivan Labor  
Redlands   National John Hegarty 0.6 -7.5 6.9 John English Labor  
Southport   National Mick Veivers 3.1 -13.9 10.8 Peter Lawlor Labor  
Tablelands   Independent2 Shaun Nelson 0.2 N/A 13.6 Rosa Lee Long One Nation  
Thuringowa   Independent3 Ken Turner 5.6 -9.2 3.6 Anita Phillips Labor  
Toowoomba North   National Graham Healy 10.0 -11.9 1.9 Kerry Shine Labor  
Whitsunday   City Country Alliance1 Harry Black 3.2 -12.8 9.6 Jan Jarratt Labor  

Candidates in italics did not contest their seat at this election.

1Candidates Black, Dalgleish, Feldman, Paff, and Prenzler were all elected as One Nation Party MLAs, but abandoned that party to form the City Country Alliance in December 1999.

2 Shaun Nelson was elected as a One Nation Party MLA in 1998, but left that party in February 1999 to sit as an independent.

3 Ken Turner was elected as a One Nation Party MLA in 1998, but left that party in 1999 to sit as an independent.

Subsequent changes[edit]

  • On 18 April 2002, Elisa Roberts (Gympie) resigned from the One Nation Party and sat as an Independent, reducing that party's total to two seats.
  • On 23 March 2003, John Kingston (Maryborough), a former member of One Nation now sitting as an independent, resigned his seat. Chris Foley, another independent, won the by-election on 8 May.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Electoral Commission of Queensland (June 2001). Queensland Election 2001: Statistical Returns. p. 6. ISBN 0-7242-6838-3. 
  2. ^ Australian Government and Politics Database. "Parliament of Queensland, Assembly election, 17 February 2001". Retrieved 22 February 2009. 

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